- Professor of Law
Josh Fischman rejoined the faculty as professor of law in 2016 after previously serving on the faculty from 2008 until 2012. His research interests include law and economics, empirical methods, judicial decision-making and criminal sentencing. He was previously a professor of law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, an assistant professor of economics at Tufts University and a visiting professor at Duke Law School.
Fischman earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a J.D. from Yale and an A.B. in mathematics from Princeton. He has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Law and Economics; the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; the American Law and Economics Review; the Journal of Legal Studies; the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
- Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology2006
- J.D.Yale Law School1999
- A.B.Princeton University1994
"How Many Cases are Easy?" Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-10.
"The Second Dimension of the Supreme Court," W & M L. Rev. (Forthcoming) (2015).
"Decision-Making Under a Norm of Consensus: A Structural Analysis of Three-Judge Panels," 1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper (2009).